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Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of O.K. Wagon Yard

(Formerly on Jackass Avenue)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Site of O.K. Wagon Yard Marker
Inscription. Stopping place for travelers in early 1900s. Rented rooms and horse stalls for two bits (25 ) each. Provided blacksmithing and harness repair and kept a horse, Jersey Bull, and a "Missouri Jack" (donkey) as stud animals. With right contact here, a cowboy could also buy a jar of "White Lightning" (home-brewed whiskey).

On Saturdays citizens "passed the hat" to finance a rodeo at the yard. In later years "first Mondays" were held here, where farmers, ranchers, mule skinners, and the curious met to swap or exchange produce, livestock, and other goods. Yard closed in 1930s.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4843.)
 
Location. 32° 43.096′ N, 100° 55.02′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue R and 24th Street, on the right when traveling north on Avenue R. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Snyder National Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scurry County Courthouse Site and Building (about 500 feet away); Scurry County
Site of O.K. Wagon Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Site of O.K. Wagon Yard Marker
(about 500 feet away); County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry (about 500 feet away); Company G (about 500 feet away); Home County of Famous Frontiersman J. Wright Mooar (about 600 feet away); County's First Law Men (about 600 feet away); First State Bank Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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